Man wounded in police-involved shooting near Red Line stop in the Loop

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CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating after a man was critically injured in a police-involved shooting at CTA Red Line station in the Loop.

Officers responded to the CTA station at Grand and State around 4 p.m. Friday.

Police said officers were on the Red Line train when they observed a man jumping from car to car.

In a statement, police said two officers assigned to the Mass Transit Unit attempted to stop a man "who was moving between two train cars, in violation of City ordinance. "

“A struggle ensued at the Grand Red Line station as they attempted to place the subject into custody. Both officers deployed their Tasers. At some point during the incident, one of the officers discharged their weapon, striking the subject twice,” according to the statement.

Video posted to social media shows two police officers struggling with the man who appears disoriented and uncooperative. The video shows officers tasing him then pepper-spraying numerous times. The man is seen resisting efforts to be placed in handcuffs. He can be heard saying “I didn’t do anything to you.”

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Police shot the man twice.

He was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery. Police said he is in critical but stable condition.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she has seen the video and called the officers' actions "deeply concerning."

No officers were injured in the incident.

Chicago police, the state’s attorney’s office and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability are investigating.

Trains were delayed and by-passed the stop for several hours as police investigated.


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